EDI 214 -Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message
The EDI 214 - Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set, which is sent by a carrier, such as a trucking company or a third-party logistics company (3PL) to a shipper and/or buyer, to let them know the status of their shipment.
What is EDI 214
An EDI 214 is a type of electronic data interchange transaction set, which is sent by a carrier (trucking company, third party logistics company (3PL) etc.) to let a shipper/or buyer the status of their shipment.
Usually the EDI 214 is sent in response to key shipping events (i.e. When the carrier arrives to and departs from the pickup location, when they arrive at the destination, when the delivery is complete) the EDI 214 can be used to match details on the load tender and bill of lading when the shipper receives the EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice.
This electronic document complies with the ANSI X12 EDI specification.
Benefits of EDI 214
All EDI documents are securely encrypted in transit, allowing trading partners to send sensitive data safely. Benefits of the EDI 214 can include:
- Eliminate manual data entry, errors, discrepancies and delays
- Enhances efficiency, automates processing and provides real-time visibility
- Evaluate carrier performance
- Many shippers match the Bill of Lading, EDI 850 Purchase Order number, SCAC code and delivery information on the EDI 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice that is sent later by the carrier. This allows the shipper to verify the information before paying the carrier.
How is an EDI 214 Used?
EDI 214 Segments
EDI 214 Segments
The EDI 214 requires all information regarding the shipment, including:
- Purchase Order Information
- Shipper, carrier, and receiver contact information
- Shipment description/ bill of lading
- Pickup and destination addresses
- Expected delivery
- Proof of delivery (when applicable)
- Shipment status details, including reasons for delay or changes where applicable
EDI 214 Specifications
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message (214) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set is sent by the carrier to a used to send status of a shipment.
ANSI ASC X12
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, namely electronic data interchange. ASC X12 also contributes to UN/EDIFACT messages that are used widely outside of the United States. Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard https://x12.org/index.php/products/transaction-sets
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is defined as the electronic communication process for exchanging data amongst trading partners without human intervention. Simply put, EDI provides a technical basis for commercial “conversations” between two entities, either internal or external.
EDI encompasses the entire electronic communication process including:
- Message Flow
- Document Format
- Software Used to Interpret Documents
An Integrated EDI solution translates your inbound documents, like purchase orders, from your trading partners’ EDI files into a format that can be imported directly into your ERP, accounting or other business system.
When you’re ready to send out invoices, PO acknowledgments or other outbound documents, it takes the format exported from your system and translates it into the EDI formats required by your trading partners.
Commport’s Integrated EDI solution has no complicated or expensive software to install, and no need for you to be an EDI
expert or create your own mappings
The solution grows easily as your business grows and adding new customers is easy.
Translation is fast and reliable – so you can focus on your business
Key Features of Commport's Integrated EDI
- Documents flow into and out of your business system without any human interaction.
- Commport handles all of the ‘EDI’ work.
- No delays between your customer sending an order and you receiving it.
- Reduce manual effort
- Eliminate errors
- Improve cash flow